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POLL: Who Should Play Arch-Villain Blofeld in 'Bond 24'?

With the November 15 news that James Bond producers Danjaq and MGM have acquired all 007 rights owned by late "Thunderball" co-creator Kevin McClory, the question immediately began buzzing: Will arch-villain Ernst Stavro Blofeld, introduced to the franchise in "You Only Live Twice," make his way into the upcoming "Bond 24"?
  • By Beth Hanna and Bill Desowitz
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  • November 18, 2013 2:04 PM
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Immersed in Movies: Bond Settlement Paves the Way for Return of Blofeld

A settlement over James Bond rights with the estate and family of "Thunderball" co-creator Kevin McClory now paves the way for the return of arch-villain Ernst Stavro Blofeld.
  • By Bill Desowitz
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  • November 15, 2013 7:10 PM
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Bond and 'Dragon Tattoo' Sequels Are Interlocked, Whither Fincher?

Daniel Craig is starring in two major franchises with sequels in progress. Director Sam Mendes is back on board Bond 24, while a new writer, Andrew Kevin Walker (Fincher's "Seven" and "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea") has come aboard to rewrite Steve Zaillian's script for "The Girl Who Played with Fire." But who will direct the "Dragon Tattoo" sequel?
  • By Anne Thompson and Bill Desowitz
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  • July 18, 2013 1:22 PM
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Sam Mendes Returns to Direct 'Bond 24'

The "will he or won't he" is now over. Director Sam Mendes is confirmed to return to helm "Bond 24."
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • July 11, 2013 12:19 PM
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Immersed in Movies: What Sam Mendes Will Do If He Returns for 'Bond 24'

So, after all the jostling the last couple of weeks to find the next Bond director (the list of suspects included Chris Nolan, Tom Hooper, Ang Lee, Matthew Vaughn, and Nicolas Winding Refn), Sam Mendes is back in play for 'Bond 24.' What producer Barbara Broccoli and star Daniel Craig want, they usually get, especially after "Skyfall" made $1.1 billion.
  • By Bill Desowitz
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  • May 29, 2013 12:50 PM
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Trailer Watch: Bondian 'Star Trek Into Darkness' Is Shaken, Not Stirred

The latest "Star Trek Into Darkness" international trailer is shaken, not stirred, echoing both "Skyfall" and "Licence to Kill" (fittingly on Timothy Dalton’s birthday).
  • By Bill Desowitz
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  • March 21, 2013 12:48 PM
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Who Should Direct Bond 24? Take Our Poll

Now that Sam Mendes has dropped out of directing "Bond 24," who should helm the follow-up to the billion-dollar "Skyfall"? The new MI6 table's been set with M (Ralph Fiennes), Q (Ben Whishaw), and Moneypenny (Naomie Harris), and with no more rites of passage or existential crises to deal with, Daniel Craig's 007 is now fully formed and reporting for duty "with pleasure."
  • By Anne Thompson and Bill Desowitz
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  • March 7, 2013 4:17 PM
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Oscar Watch: 'Skyfall' Builds Academy Support, Composer Thomas Newman Overdue for Oscar

"Skyfall" could land a surprising number of Oscar nominations when they are announced on January 10. James Bond films, while they have been popular over the decades with Academy voters as popcorn entertainment, have not been Oscar contenders except for the occasional technical or song nomination. (The Oscarcast is tributing Bond on its 50th anniversary, in any case.) But Bond 23 is directed by Oscar-winner Sam Mendes ("American Beauty") and brings a certain class and patina missing from many other Bond films.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • January 4, 2013 4:03 PM
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85th Oscars to Include a Tribute to James Bond Franchise

The 85th Oscars ceremony (February 26) will include a tribute to the James Bond franchise, which celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2012. 007 may have more of a presence at the Academy Awards than initially predicted, with the recent Producers Guild Award nominations -- often a bellwether for Oscar Best Picture nods -- including "Skyfall" in its ten Picture selections.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • January 4, 2013 10:58 AM
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Immersed in Movies: Production Designer Dennis Gassner Talks 'Skyfall'

One of the great pleasures of doing a Bond movie for Dennis Gassner is that he gets to be 007 before Daniel Craig. On "Quantum of Solace," his first, the Oscar-winning production designer ("Bugsy") created a pattern language based on the actor's blue eyes and craggy face. But on "Skyfall," he went further in shaping the world of Bond...
  • By Bill Desowitz
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  • December 28, 2012 2:31 PM
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